The Mother Divine
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Kinkar Bhumananda (Prof. Sadananda Chakrabarti)
“When Naad (which is the Anahata Dhwani) graces and appears into our spiritual lives, it intensely pulls our minds up. There is no need to concentrate on Naad, for there is hardly any way other than to concentrate upon Naad. Naad compels us to concentrate upon it. Thus, Naad becomes the point of concentration. One who has experienced Naad, he/she unfailingly concentrates on it, as Naad only becomes the object of concentration.

With sincere practice our minds dissolve and the 'Ishta' (favourite deity) manifests as well as blesses us. Prior to the advent of Naad, we would not achieve the state of true 'Dhyana', for until Naad appears 'Dhyana' remains an image of mere mental pursuits. One who has not received the 'Darshan' of the 'Ishta', one who has verily not realized the existence of God, how can he/she even think of framing His image? Therefore, can one achieve the state of true 'Dhyana' by his mind? One can neither think of the imagery of the 'Ishta' nor can one meditate upon the hypothetical image. You are indeed aware of the nature of your mind. It is in its nature to gallop hither and thither, it does never become still… can it? At the most mind can serve the deity, but it can never meditate upon it. We essentially need to concentrate on the Naad. Exception prevails where one has not yet been blessed by the Naad, but for the individuals, whether they wish it or not, regardless of who has experienced Naad, there is no recourse rather than to solely meditate upon Naad.

From "Namabhas" translated by Dr. Kiriti Sengupta (Kinkar Durgadas) and Sri Sumon Mukherjee